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Is this slim Sony amp available in the UK?...

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by zsaddique, Apr 2, 2002.

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    Yes, but it is only supplied with 5.1 speakers.

    The kit is known as Model HT-SL7A.

    I too fancied this, but couldn't justify paying the high price when compared to the STR DE 475 receiver with the same spec.
     
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    I might get one of them and sell the speakers. Its the first slim amp I've seen that has 80w per channel and will fit perfectly into my shelf!! :eek:
     
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    certainly looks okay.

    and does 80w for that size... very impressive.

    the Sharp 1 bit amp that I mentioned only does 35W-40W per channel by the looks of it. very small though.
     
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    pretty sure its a newish sony component, which is why
    there isnt much mention of it.

    still think 50W to the sub, but 80Wx5 is a bit strange though, especially if you compare to the rest of the sony range. a bit unbalanced.

    does what you want though... and with reasonable speakers also. sounds promising.
     
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    Why would I want those speakers when I can hook up a FS2 AV set!!! :D

    I'm just wondering how easy it would be to sell (the supplied speaker set)
     
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    is there any need to get the FS2s when you would have the new Sony set?

    obviously the Missions are better speakers... just depends on what you want to spend really.

    at least worth giving them a demo to see what they are like.
     
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    I've wanted the FS2 AV set since it was first released and was priced £800!! I'm 17 years old, and this is a gadget I can't do without!! :D

    It's 1:26am Martin!! Aren't you tired? I am! ;)
     
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    nope!
    loaded up on coke (the diet kind) ;) after a snooker match so catching up on my usual 2 or 3 forums. off soon though.

    the FS2s are pretty smart... know what you mean.
    they have the official wife seal of approval in this house anyway.

    guess it depends on your limits then... £750 for the amp & speakers approx... maybe less if you sell the sony set provided.

    then a bit more on top later for the slimline tosh dvd player?
     
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    Well, lemme see..

    Sony HT SL7A - £365.99
    Mission FS2 AV - £369.55
    Toshiba SD220e - £189.99

    Yikes.. it all comes to £925.53! :eek:

    If I flog the speakers for say.. £150?, then I'm spending £775.53 to get a 80w DD/DTS "not available elsewhere" slimline amp, an award-winning flat speaker set with subwoofer and one of the best "budget" DVD players on the market.

    That's not that bad? :confused:

    Still, I may end up happy without the FS2 AV set... as long as the HT SL7A is noticably better than my DAV-S300 I'll be satisfied!
     
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    richer sounds have the Mission Cinema 7 5 pack for £370, which will easily beat the Fs2av things......give a much better sound, and will be better with music..!!
     
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    not necessarily...(okay little bit biased here).

    the fs2 set easily beats my previous Tannoy M series setup hands down so I would expect a very similar result with the Mission Cinema 7 series.

    far better bass, fabulous sound in both DVDs and positively 3-dimensional with CDs.

    they are also considerably smaller and easier on the eye.:D
     
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    While I'm waiting for more opinions at my new thread (I have a second chance to choose an amp/rec for my FS2 AV), I need to double-check a few things here...

    First take a good look at this pic of the back and the specs (from the original link in the first post)...

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    Basically, as I know very little how all this works (yet), I want to confirm that I will be able to physically connect the FS2 AV system to this.

    You see, I've heard that the spring-clips makes it inappropiate while others have told me it's not a problem. And I know that the FS2 speakers are connected to the sub rather than the amp directly.

    So, I'd appreciate any feedback on this...
     
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    by the picture, the fs2-av should work fine with this slimline amp...

    the speaker connections might be a tight fit with the spring clips
    instead of binding posts, but they should still go in.
     
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    Cheers Martin, I just wanted to be sure in case I ended up getting this.

    Those binding posts, are they the roundish thumb sockets I've seen on some amps? :confused:
     
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    yes...

    as in the "big thumb things" at the top right in this pic.
    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/testbench/Amplifiers/Onkyo/OnkyoTX-DS595_rear.jpg
    :D

    one huge thing against this sony slimline amp...

    not many inputs/ outputs.. I only count one audio in, apart from the opticals for DVD & AUX. this is very very restrictive.

    you might at a future date (when you move house?), want to plug a CD player, MD recorder, MP3 player, your video, satellite box.. whatever..

    this amp would not be able to do more than one of these.
     
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    To be honest, that's not that much a problem.

    Even if I did move house, I'd most probably throw a CD into the DVD player, and satellite/cable would go in the Aux. I wouldn't be bothered about connecting much else other than the DVD and TV.

    But I will consider that.
     
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    just be wary of it.

    there is only 1 standard left/right phono input for a sound source,
    which would have to your digibox or TV.

    there are no other inputs.., since everything else is optical.
    ie.. nothing for your video, another CD player, whatever.

    you could plug in 2-3 optical things though.. say minidisc player, sony playstation or whatever.

    if you look at the picture, you can see it is very limited in comparision to any £250+ receiver/amp.
     
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    Yeh, it is a good point. Right now the amp will just be used for DVD's and TV. But in the future this may change. Thanks for your advice! ;)
     

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